SmartWay Transport  Overview
  What are the results
  of SmartWay  Trans-
  SmartWay Transport aims to
  increase the availability and
  market penetration of fuel
  efficient technologies and
  strategies that help freight
  companies save money while
  also reducing adverse envi-
  ronmental impacts.
  Specifically, SmartWay Trans-
  port programs lower emis-
  sions of carbon dioxide (C02),
  nitrogen oxides (NOx), and
  particulate matter (PM).
  Since 2OO4, SmartWay Part-
  ners report:
   Saving I2O.7 million barrels
   of fuel ($16.8 billion in fuel
   costs saved)
   Eiminating 51.6 million
   metric tons of C02
   Eliminating 738,OOO tons
   of NOx
   Eliminating 37,OOO tons of
SmartWay Transport is the US Environmental Protection Agency's flagship program for improving
fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply
chain industry. Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by
industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for
Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. SmartWay Transport is
comprised of partnerships, policy and technical solutions, and research and evaluation projects
that find new ways to optimize the transportation networks in a company's supply chain.
Supported by major freight industry associations, environmental groups, states, companies,
and trade publications, SmartWay Transport is leading the way to greater fuel efficiency and
lower emissions from the freight sector, while presenting a model of government and industry
cooperation for public and private benefits.

SmartWay Transport Partnership is a strong government/industry collaboration between
freight shippers, carriers, logistics companies and other stakeholders, to voluntarily achieve
improved fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from freight transport. Participating
companies use performance based quantification and reporting tools that benchmark and
inform industry and the marketplace on freight operations, energy  and environmental efficiency.
SmartWay partners demonstrate to customers, clients, and investors that they are taking
responsibility for the emissions associated with goods movement, are committed to corporate
social responsibility and sustainable business practices, and are reducing their carbon footprint.
To date, the partnership includes nearly 2,900 companies and associations committed to
improving fuel efficiency.

SmartWay Tractors and Trailers meet voluntary equipment specifications that can reduce
fuel consumption  by 1 0 to 20 percent for 2007 long-haul tractors and trailers. Each qualified
tractor/trailer combination can save between 2,000 to 4,000 gallons of diesel per year. Models
that meet these equipment specifications save operators money and reduce greenhouse-gas
emissions and air pollutants.

EPA Technology Verification for SmartWay Designation is a testing and verification
program designed to quantify emissions reductions and fuel savings from various available
technologies, such as tractor and trailer aerodynamics, auxiliary power units, and wide-based
tires. As a result, companies can compare the fuel efficiency and environmental performance of
various technologies and make more informed purchases.

For more information:
                                                 U.S. EPA SmartWay |  EPA-420-F-I4-006 |